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Maple-Leaved Viburnum

Scientific name

Viburnum acerifolium


Maple-leaved viburnum is a low, deciduous shrub which typically grows between 1-2 m tall. Maple-leaved Viburnum may also be referred to as Mapleleaf Viburnum, Maple-leaf Arrowwood, or Arrowwood. The 3-lobed leaves resemble a maple leaf, are arranged oppositely, and produce attractive magenta colours in the fall. Numerous small, white flowers are arranged in a flat-topped panicle and bloom late-spring to mid-summer. Maple-leaved Viburnum produces berries which turn black at maturity and are beneficial to Ruffed Grouse, woodland songbirds, as well as small mammals.

Planting conditions

Maple-leaved Viburnum grows best in normal to moist conditions and will grow in full sun, partial sun, and full shade conditions. It’s shade-loving tendencies make Maple-leaved Viburnum an excellent understory species for naturalizing woodlands, forest edges, stream banks, and lakeshores. It tolerates a wide range of soil conditions including sand, loam, clay, and rocky soils. However, it prefers well-drained soils that are neutral to slightly acidic.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Normal
    • Moist
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
    • Shade
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
    • Bareroot
  • Eco Zone:
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
  • Plant type:
    • Shrub
  • Height:
    • 2 m
  • Spread:
    • 1 m